The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part One

And make sure your existing pet doesn't get jealous

Our Amazing Live Land-Cat, Jake, takes a closer look at the latest additions to the household: The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys

You know how when you suddenly realise you’ve not experienced something in your childhood that every other person did when they were kids, and you feel this immense urge to experience it no matter what?

For me, this sudden realisation occurred when Naomi asked me, half-surprisedly, the other half, tauntingly, “What you mean you never had Sea-Monkeys when you were a kid?”

Actually, no. I wouldn’t have been bothered to do anything about it if not for the fact that she went on to tell me how, as a small child, she had tried rearing Sea-Monkeys and how they’d been fun even though she’d lost interest in them after a week because they didn’t look anything like the fun-loving, snorkelling, grinning, monkey-like creatures depicted on the packaging and in advertisements in comic books.

In response, I said that my mother had bought me the highly sought after Six Million Dollar Man Action Figure in a pink tracksuit, the one where you can look through his bionic eye through this plastic 1x zoom lens at the back of his bionic head. (In this regard, I added, I had been much more privileged than one of my peers, mrbrown, whose mother had refused to be budged by his rationale that, Ma, $50 for a 6 million dollar man is cheap, what‘.)

Of course, Naomi merely shot me a look that said in no uncertain terms that if I gave her another non-sequitur response, I had to be prepared to suffer her wrath like nobardy’s bizness. So I stopped. And told myself nair mind, I can still write this on my blog because it’s quite farny whaaat!

Just add waterSo, as you already know, we up and went to Toys R Us, and mulled over the choices available to us in terms of Sea-Monkey accommodation styles before settling on the Sunken Treasure Ship Edition. We tried to mask our excitement at the cashiers’ as we paid for our new pets, because we were really excited about getting the world’s only instant pets, which was really something, because, you know, with other animals, you have to do so many things before they, you know, become pets?

“Not bad lah”, I said nonchalantly as if merely making a snide remark while purchasing a gift for a young relative or friends’ kid, “$30 to buy 60-70 live animals quite cheap what, hor?”

I stopped there, but not before Naomi shot me a look that said I think you better stop now, while the cashier just rang up the sale, unperturbed, because she’s probably seen hundreds of adults buying kiddy things pretending they’re for a young relative or a friend’s kid.

Instant pets! As easy as 1, 2, 3...Then, we got the new additions to the household home, the sunken treasure ship tank, all 70 odd Sea-Monkey eggs, water-purifier and growth food in three separate sachets marked 1, 2 and 3, and were deeply disappointed to learn that we had to wait at least 24 hours after adding sachet 1 to 300cc of water before adding sachet 2, which contained the 70-odd Sea-Monkey eggs.

Instant pets my ass, we thought before we waited out the 24 hours patiently, doing other things in the meantime, before time came to Yay! Add sachet 2! Add sachet 2! Add sachet 2!

So we did:

Or rather, add to water (Day 2)

And within minutes, we could see several Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys wriggling like nobody’s business except mosquito larvae’s, and spent the next several hours staring at the different parts of the Sea-Monkey tank, and trying to count how many of our new pets had hatched.

It is Day 3 of our Sea-Monkey adventure, and we are of the opinion that there are at least 40 odd live Sea-Monkeys in our tank, and invite you to tune in to our regular reports on their growth and general well-being!

Like, press your face to the screen, goddamit!
Look closely!

No, even closer!
No! Closer!

watch closer...
Yah! Press your face to the screen, can?

Sea-Monkey Flickr Set

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37 thoughts on “The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part One”

  1. If it would make you feel better, I never had Sea Monkeys either. Despite several trips to Toys’R’Us, somehow I just come home with some other toy than the intended purchase of the Sea Monkeys…

    I’m going to watch out for the updates on your “instant pets”, just to fill in the blanks of my “missing childhood”. :p

  2. If it would make you feel better, I never had Sea Monkeys either. Despite several trips to Toys’R’Us, somehow I just come home with some other toy than the intended purchase of the Sea Monkeys…

    I’m going to watch out for the updates on your “instant pets”, just to fill in the blanks of my “missing childhood”. :p

  3. I never even heard of Sea Monkeys even when i was a kid.. Anyway thanks for the info. Im going to get one over the wkend. Just to check with you, is this sea monkeys a living thing??

  4. I never even heard of Sea Monkeys even when i was a kid.. Anyway thanks for the info. Im going to get one over the wkend. Just to check with you, is this sea monkeys a living thing??

  5. Wow. I had a small set of sea monkeys once but I didn’t put the water purifier according to instructions and they all died within one week.

  6. Wow. I had a small set of sea monkeys once but I didn’t put the water purifier according to instructions and they all died within one week.

  7. *howl~ dang I wished I’ve read instructions carefully and my comment is gone bcoz i nebber put mail address*

    Wow, I’ve nebber seen nor heard abt sea-monkeys before till today, Mr Miyagi, and this post is indeed INTERESTING~!!! I’m definitely coming back to see the updates.

    I’ve pressed my face to the screen and nebber see any monkey too (except my own face). . . . . *_*

  8. *howl~ dang I wished I’ve read instructions carefully and my comment is gone bcoz i nebber put mail address*

    Wow, I’ve nebber seen nor heard abt sea-monkeys before till today, Mr Miyagi, and this post is indeed INTERESTING~!!! I’m definitely coming back to see the updates.

    I’ve pressed my face to the screen and nebber see any monkey too (except my own face). . . . . *_*

  9. i have brought some seamonkeys,i have put the water purifier into the tank,with bottled water,waited 24 hours,and i have put the eggs in the water…now theres nothing at all,just a few little bits ‘floating’ to the surface of the water.i cant see any movement at all 🙁 just wondering if anyone could help me with this?
    thanks 🙂

  10. i have brought some seamonkeys,i have put the water purifier into the tank,with bottled water,waited 24 hours,and i have put the eggs in the water…now theres nothing at all,just a few little bits ‘floating’ to the surface of the water.i cant see any movement at all 🙁 just wondering if anyone could help me with this?
    thanks 🙂

  11. Great Fun. I was researching sea monkeys on the net when I came across your site. I love sea monkeys. I had sea monkeys when I was a child. I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t look like the monkeys on the package, but I still thought it was miraculous that live animals actually came from those little packages. My sister had an aquarium with “moon rocks”, little rocks that you put in water and they grow like stalagmites. Well, I put my sea monkeys in with the moon rocks and …lets just say it didn’t turn out well for them. I guess it was a learning experiment.

  12. Great Fun. I was researching sea monkeys on the net when I came across your site. I love sea monkeys. I had sea monkeys when I was a child. I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t look like the monkeys on the package, but I still thought it was miraculous that live animals actually came from those little packages. My sister had an aquarium with “moon rocks”, little rocks that you put in water and they grow like stalagmites. Well, I put my sea monkeys in with the moon rocks and …lets just say it didn’t turn out well for them. I guess it was a learning experiment.

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  14. 24 hours,and i have put the eggs in the water…now theres nothing at all,just a few little bits ‘floating’ to the surface of the water.i cant see any movement at all just wondering if anyone could help me with this?

  15. are you from singapore, if you are, i just wanna ask you some question. Umm, im from Thailand, i bought the same sea monkeys set as yours but from america, does singapore has the sea monkeys kit? and where can i buy it? later, only a week all of my sea monkeys are gone. is that something with the temperature? how many degrees did you have for raising your sea monkeys? thankyou !!!!!

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